Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)
Through joint advocacy, APRRN aims to advance refugee rights at the national, regional and international levels. Our goal is national and local ownership of refugee protection, harmonised within a regional framework that is consistent with international standards.
Through the year APRRN coordinates trainings and workshops targeted at strengthening the capacity of members to respond to key protection challenges more effectively (legal aid, advocacy, refugee law, mental health, gender issues, statelessness, alternatives to detention).
APRRN aims to build on the existing work of APRRN members, and further strengthen this area through improved knowledge sharing throughout the network. Effective information sharing and exchange among existing/potential members, as well as the public will be facilitated by the Working Groups and the Secretariat through the various APRRN communication channels.
APRRN aims to advance the rights of refugees and other people in need of protection through joint advocacy, capacity strengthening, resource sharing and outreach. APRRN envisions a region in which all people in need have equal and adequate access to assistance and protection, and to timely durable solutions as relevant. We envision a region in which refugee communities, civil society, UNHCR, States (including those outside the region) and other actors collaborate effectively towards the common purpose of protection.
Does not provide direct service to any vulnerable group but assists with referrals
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